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Learn how to safely distribute, market, and sell fruits, vegetables, and other grown commodities

To ensure that the Louisiana consumer gets the freshest fruits and vegetables possible, Food Quality Services inspects fruit and vegetable products at receiving warehouses when requested. The Food Quality Services’ inspectors inspect produce to USDA standards as to grade and condition at the applicant’s request.

How to request a market inspection for fresh produce:

For more information, contact the LDAF Hammond office at (985) 543-4024.

The Food Quality Services program also inspects fruits and vegetables purchased by state institutions and school systems. These inspections are on a voluntary basis and performed at vendor sites across the state.


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